Despite Expectations of a Trump Effect, No Honeymoon in EU-China Relations

Despite Expectations of a Trump Effect, No Honeymoon in EU-China Relations
European Council President Donald Tusk walks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the EU-China summit, Brussels, June 2, 2017 (AP photo by Virginia Mayo).

After the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president, many analysts expected that relations between the European Union and China would enter a honeymoon phase. Facing a protectionist and potentially destabilizing period in U.S. foreign policy, Europe and China would necessarily have to cooperate more closely on issues ranging from climate change to trade, in order to head off threats to the very future of globalization. The recent EU-China summit, taking place the day after Trump’s announcement of the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, would have been the natural occasion to showcase this new alignment, which would represent […]

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